MINSK, 26 August (BelTA) - The European Union is facing the end of abundance, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko told the media in Minsk on 26 August, BelTA has learned.
“Europe is facing the end of abundance. There will be no more of it. They will have to foot the bill,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
Russia used to sell gas to Germany and some other EU countries 50% cheaper than it could, he said. Therefore, Germany and other countries were prospering from it.
“The time of overindulgence is over. Moreover, they ‘invested' a lot in this Ukrainian misadventure. Let us also remember the pandemic, lockdowns, and helicopter money. They are now digesting the consequences of this. They are dealing with a lot of problems and the time of abundance is over. It is high time for them ‘to undress and get to work',” the head of state said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko believes that the world will be different in the foreseeable future. “We will see this in the coming years. The reformatting of the world is in progress,” he said.
The president recalled that Poland had recently suggested dissolving the European Union. “This is the United States' dream. The conflict between Europe and the United States began when the euro, an alternative currency, emerged. Therefore, this is just the beginning,” said the head of state.